Viola E. Peters, 95, of Yankton, S.D., and formerly of Wynot, Neb., died on Monday, May 21, 2018, at Avera Sister James Care Center in Yankton, S.D.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 10:30 am at Holy Family (Sacred Heart) Catholic Church in Wynot, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wynot. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington, Neb.
Pallbearers will be her nephews Kevin Swedean and Tim Swedean, as well as her great nieces and nephews Sandy Granger, Andrew and Laura Spaulding, and Eric Bruster.
Viola Elizabeth Peters was born on March 25, 1923, in St. Helena, Neb., to John Michael and Regina Frances (Gulde) Peters. She moved to Wynot at an early age and attended Sacred Heart grade school and graduated from Wynot High School in 1940. After graduation, she accepted a job as a clerk in the Wynot Post Office and was appointed as Postmaster on January 26, 1972. After nearly 50 years of service, she retired on May 1, 1989.
Viola was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Circle of Catholic Women. She was a member of the Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Postmasters and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was an avid reader (biographies being her favorite), enjoyed listening to music, shopping, playing cards and traveling.
She is survived by one niece, Lisa Bruster, and two nephews, Kevin (Wendy) Swedean and Tim (Lisa) Swedean, and their families.
Viola was preceded in death by parents John and Regina Peters; eight brothers Alfred "Buster", Louis, Rudolph "Jack", Edward, Hugo, Claude "Butch", Harry C., and Theodore "Ted" Peters; and four sisters Olivia Peters, Josephine (Ronald) Bruyer, Amanda Peters, and Rita (Robert) Swedean.
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So sorry for the loss of Mrs. Peters. Please take comfort in the hope for the future, when no one will say, "I am sick," and even their flesh will become a fresher than in youth. (Isaiah 33:24; Job 33:25) With sympathy,
I am so sorry to hear of Viola's passing. She was my paternal grandmother's niece and such a sweet lady. I will miss seeing her when I visit Yankton in the future.
Linda (Rupiper) Coe
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Viola. She was a great lady and my prayers and support are with all of you.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Viola. she was such a gracious lady and will be missed.
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I met her & and Rita at Avera Majestic Bluffs as I was a volunteer there.They were like my own family.Please contact me & I'll give you a poem I wrote for family & Friends that have passed away & another one also
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